Give, Fast, Pray
Giving alms, Jesus teaches us, means making the needs of others our own. In his message for Lent, Pope Francis said that:
“Lent is a favourable season for opening the doors to all those in need and recognising in them the face of Christ. Each of us meets people like this every day.”
Joy Stafford, Tess O’Donahue, Anne Lane, Sue Philippart, Sarah O’Kane and Diane Davies
CAFOD’s Lenten appeal, the parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea in Mumbles hosted a tasty soup and bread lunch which was provided by the ladies of the parish.
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On a cold night, three years ago a boat filled with refugees trying to reach Europe capsized off the coast off Lampedusa. 311 people perished. Moved by the loss of life, local carpenter Francesco Tuccio, made the Lampedusa Cross from the wreckage of the boat and offered this simple, handmade cross to the survivors of the disaster as a sign of hope.
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